The Moroccan Midnight Cowl is a fantastic, sparkly, color changing cowl, that combines two different yarns to wonderful effect! Perfect for a night out, a romantic walk in freshly fallen snow… or a run to the grocery store!
By using a solid combined with a variegated or self striping yarn, you can make this eye catching cowl and have only 4 ends to weave in when you’re done. With Aran weight yarn you’ll be warm and cozy too – and done crocheting it in no time!
Moroccan Midnight Cowl
- US- K, 6.5mm hook
- 205 total yds Aran weight yarn in 2 colors
- Color A: 115 yds (Red Heart Soft in Black shown)
- Color B: 90 yds (Red Heart Boutique Midnight in Tropical shown)
- 2 stitch markers
- Finished Size: About 7″ tall and 28″ around
- Gauge: Horizontal: 4 sets of nested Vs = 4″ wide; Vertical: 6 sets of nested Vs =4″ tall
- Want it longer? Add a multiple of 3 sts to the first row. For instance, a good length for an infinity scarf would be 216 FSC. If you prefer an unjoined scarf worked in rows, start with the 216 FSC and then work the rows as shown in the Moroccan Tile Afghan Stitch Tutorial.
- Click on the name of the video tutorial you need: FSC – foundation single crochet; Joining Foundation Stitches to Work in the Round; CSDC – chainless starting double crochet; STDC – standing double crochet; Seamless Join; Moroccan Tile Stitch in the Round
Round 1: With Color A, FSC 84. (Alternate: ch 85, sc in the second ch from the hook and each ch to the end.) Join with a sl st to the first st without twisting. (84 sts)
Round 2: CSDC (Alternate: ch 3), ch 1, dc in the first st (V st made). *Skip 2 sts, [dc, ch 1, dc] in the next st. Repeat from * until 2 sts remain. Join to CSDC (or top of ch 3) with a sl st. Remove the hook from the active loop and place a stitch marker in the loop to secure it, so it won’t pull out as you work the other color. (28 V sts or 84 sts)
Round 3: With Color B, STDC (Alternate: join with sl st and ch 3) in ch sp of 1st V st of previous round. Ch 1, dc in the same ch sp (V st made). [Dc, ch 1, dc] in each ch sp around. Pull active loop and working yarn of Color A to front of fabric, then join with sl st to STDC (or top of ch 3). Remove hook from loop, place marker in loop so it doesn’t pull out. (28 V sts or 84 sts)
Round 4: Replace hook in active loop of Color A, CSDC, ch 1, dc between first and last V of the row before the previous round (NOT in the ch sp, but between the Vs). [Dc, ch 1, dc] between the V sts of round before the previous round around, enclosing previous round. Leaving working yarn and active loop of Color B behind fabric, join with sl st to CSDC. Remove hook from loop, PM in loop so it doesn’t pull out. (28 V sts or 84 sts)
Round 5: Insert hook in the ch sp of the first V st of the previous round. Replace hook in active loop of Color B and pull it through the V to the front, leaving working yarn behind. CSDC, ch 1, dc in the ch sp of that first V. [Dc, ch 1, dc] in each ch sp around. Pull active loop and working yarn of Color A to front of fabric, then join with sl st to CSDC. Remove hook from loop, PM in loop so it doesn’t pull out. (28 V sts or 84 sts)
Round 6 – 21: Repeat Rounds 4-5 eight times, breaking Color B and finishing it off after Round 20.
Round 22: Continuing with Color A, ch 1 and sc in between the first and last V sts of the previous round (at the join). *Skip the next st, work 2 sc in the ch sp.** Skip the next st, sc between the V sts. Repeat from * ending last repeat at **. Break yarn and use seamless join to finish off. (84 sts)
And that’s all there is to it! I have at least one more pattern in store for this stitch, so stay tuned!